Six decades, multiple generations, one voice. Asha Bhosle's melodious songs over the years have unified music fans in India for years. Celebrities from various walks of life are grateful for the magical voice of the 'melody queen', who turned 85 today on September 8. "Thank you to everyone who have sent their greetings to me today and especially Shankar Mahadevan who sang it on stage in Houston," the legendary singer tweeted. Asha Bhosle Birthday Special: 7 Throwback Pictures Of The Legendary Singer Will Make Your Saturday Melodic!
Just last month, she visited the set of a reality show Dance Deewane and made for a memorable frame with actresses Kajol and Madhuri Dixit Nene. She also went to the set of Dil Hai Hindustani 2.
Asha Ji is one of the most versatile singers to have been associated with Bollywood. From cabaret to ghazals - she has sung songs like 'Jhumka Gira re', 'Dum Maro Dum, 'Chura Liya', 'Mehbooba Mehbooba', 'Mera Kuch Saaman, 'Dil cheez kya hai' to 'Prem Mein Tohre'. Also known for having crooned in multiple languages, she is unstoppable. At her age, she is still doing live performances. Asha Bhosle Birthday Special: Did You Know There was a Movie Made on Ashaji's Rivalry With Lata Mangeshkar?
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju sent in wishes for her. "Wishing the 'Queen of Indipop' Asha Bhosleji a very happy birthday! Ashaji, people of Arunachal Pradesh are grateful for your blissful visit and the opportunity to enjoy your magical voice," Rijiju tweeted.
Wishing the 'Queen of Indipop' #AshaBhosle ji a very happy birthday! Asha ji, people of Arunachal Pradesh are grateful for your blissful visit and the opportunity to enjoy your magical voice. pic.twitter.com/BjVXOKfYN1
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 8, 2018
Madhuri tweeted saying, "Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Asha Bhosleji! You are truly a legend in every sense. It was wonderful meeting you. Now that you have my number, I look forward to seeing you more often. May you have a blessed year ahead!"
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday @ashabhosle Ji! ♥ You are truly a legend in every sense. It was wonderful meeting you. Now that you have my number, I look forward to seeing you more often.🤗 May you have a blessed year ahead! 🎉😇✨ pic.twitter.com/Q2uJKmsGJB
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) September 8, 2018
The official Twitter handle for Yash Raj Films, a banner for which she has sung several memorable songs, described her as a 'singer who only weaves magic with her voice'.
A singer who only weaves magic with her voice. Here's wishing the legendary singer #AshaBhosle a very Happy Birthday!
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) September 8, 2018
Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar cited her hit song 'Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo' has truly stolen hearts of all the music lovers. "May you continue to do so. Wishing you a very Happy 85th Birthday Asha Bhosle tai," Tendulkar wrote.
"Chura liya hai tumne jo dilko" sung by you has truly stolen hearts of all the music lovers. May you continue to do so. Wishing you a very Happy 85th Birthday @ashabhosle tai 🙏. pic.twitter.com/uaWTGhl3D2
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 8, 2018
Singer-composer Adnan Sami said: "Ashaji, you''re simply the best! Love you to bits."
A very Happy Birthday dearest @ashabhosle ji. Many Happy Returns of the Day... Asha ji, You’re simply the best!! Love you to bits!🙏🤗💖🎂
...Yahi tho #PyarHai 😘
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) September 8, 2018
Veteran actress Poonam Dhillon said she is 'best' at everything. "Not only as the best singer but best in every role -- mom, grandmom, friend, cook, family person and more! God bless you with best of health!"
Happy Birthday to my dearest Aai .you are the Best-- not only as the Best Singer but best in every role- mom- grandmom- friend - cook ,family person & more !! God Bless u with best of health ! Love you @ashabhosle pic.twitter.com/HyMy2JhVoc
— poonam dhillon ੴ (@poonamdhillon) September 8, 2018
T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar wished the songstress by tweeting "Your heartwarming, melodious voice will always be revered. Wishing you a blessed year ahead."
Happy Birthday @ashabhosle ji. Your heart warming, melodious voice will always be revered. Wishing you a blessed year ahead!
— BhushanKumar (@itsBhushanKumar) September 8, 2018
Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is also related to the singer, wrote, "Happiest 85th birthday to my dearest Asha Aai."
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) September 8, 2018
If you are a fan of Bollywood music, you should be thankful for this wonderful singer for giving us so many iconic songs that don't restrict themselves to the barriers of time and boundaries.